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It’s days like this that I love being a pest control guy…

Bulwark Exterminating, 19 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 828-8825

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I had the pleasure of shooting this video last year while visiting Raleigh for Internet Marketing Summit. The video was not rehearsed, no prompts, just me asking a customer of Bulwark Exterminating about the service. She was more than willing to help us. I am grateful for good people like Cindy. Thanks for making me smile and reminding me why I love my job.

Why I love pest control

I know pest control isn’t sexy. I know people cringe at the mere thought of a roach running up their wall. And let’s face it, exterminators don’t get the best wrap in the movies either. So there can be this perception of “your an exterminator?” But really, providing service with a smile is gratifying. Helping people feel safe in their own homes. Helping relieve their fears. There is real job satisfaction in seeing people smile. Don’t get me wrong, being a bug guy has it’s nasty moments. But in the end, I think it’s worth it.

Hope you have a bug free weekend.

General rule of thumb,
if they mention you and/or your company,
then you deserve a link.

My boss was interviewed by a big magazine that published both off and online. He gave some great info and insight into running an exterminator business. What he forgot to do was ask for a link. While this should happen naturally from writers/editors, it doesn’t. Perhaps I live in a dream world that would deem that linking to your source as ethical. Maybe I am alone in thinking that writers should know to link out. Perhaps someday, but for now on my boss has been advised to proceed as follows.

ASK FOR THE LINK BEFORE THE INTERVIEW

It’s really very simple boss, when they quote you they need to do the following:

“Adam Seever, CEO of Bulwark Exterminating, says…”

If it’s an exclusive interview of you then they should conclude with an about section or begin with an introduction were they can build up more of your expertise. You can get a few more links in if it’s an exclusive interview.

“Today we are interviewing Adam Seever, CEO of Bulwark Exterminating, who has used database technology to create www.ScorpionReport.org

In the past I would have pushed for an anchor text link for targeted keywords like pest control , and if I author a guest post for someone then I typically do drop in such a link, but today Google wants to see more of your branded keyword linking to you over heavy anchor text links. You can still accomplish this in an interview if you reference something you have written elsewhere online… “In my recent article on ant control I showed how statistical evaluation of treatments..”

You can also have them drop in easy links under a bio that lead to Find Bulwark on twitter, Follow Bulwark on Facebook: http://facebook.com/bulwarkpestcontrol Read Bulwark’s Blog

These are just a few thoughts on how to get valid links through interviewing or blogging. But don’t over do your linking. If you submit an article to me as a guest blog post with as many self promoting links as what are in this article then I’d reject your article submission. I think 1-2 selfish links per article is permissible. More links are acceptable if they are not self serving. So if you want to load up a few more links then link to your friends.

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So it’s not everyday that a group of pest control guys get together and don’t have any bugs to squash. So the next best alternative is Dodge Ball. Yep. A group of grown men have out their differences on the dodge ball court… and here is the video for your viewing enjoyment.

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So last week was a pest control conference for Bulwark. I was busy. I got to run into a lot of friends. I am honored to work with such a great group of people. Some of these pest control managers truly amaze me. Don’t get me wrong. They are not the most articulate bunch. Many of them don’t have college degrees. And I don’t think any of us will be making the top 10 Gorgeous Pest Control Guys List, myself included. No, what amazes me about this good group of pest control guys is how much they care. They really care about people. They care about employees. They care about customers. They find satisfaction in serving and making people smile.

So upon seeing one of my fellow exterminators and asking him how he was doing he replied, “Living the pest control dream.”

Not to knock the guy, but I thought about this… yes a little too much.

“Living the Dream”

What does Living the Dream mean? Is that a good thing? I know that most intend for that to be a positive expression, but what about “Living life” or just “Living” or “Being Alive”? I don’t mean to knock the whole dream concept, but I feel that when you reach a point in life where you rather be awake then asleep, when getting out of bed in the morning is more exciting then dreaming, then you are really there.  My kids hate bed time. They want to stay up. They want to keep awake. They have a different outlook on living life versus dreaming about it. When did this change happen?

When did submersing one’s self in an alternate reality, like dreaming, become better than reality?

Again, I am not an extremist, and I recognize the need and importance of sleep, and yes dreams are good. But what I am getting at is this, while dreams are good, reality is better.

I don’t want to just dream about holding someone I care for dearly, I want to hold them in real life. You don’t want to just dream about Hawaii, you want to go to Hawaii. Yes. Have great dreams and goals, but make them a reality.


So the vote: Should I change my twitter Icon to match this piece from Google?

I leave the fate of my twitter icon in your hands…



By the way, that was a great headline Google!  Local Business… Flies… HA! Love that title. Classic Google…

So inquiring minds need to know…

If your Bug Guy were a Super Hero who would it be?

Thos003 results:
Thos003 is Spider-Man

Spider-Man
80%
Supergirl
80%
Wonder Woman
80%
The Flash
70%
Green Lantern
70%
Iron Man
70%
Superman
65%
Catwoman
55%
Batman
50%
Robin
50%
Hulk
50%
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.Spider Pest Control Guy


Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

Kinda ironic that your neighborhood pest control guy would be moonlighting as Spider-Man. But then again spiders are a natural insect controller.

But if I were an Evil Villain, being that pest control guys are licensed to kill (Hence the 003, per James Bond fans),

So if your pest control guy were an evil villain…

Thos003 results:
Thos003 is The Joker

The Joker
77%
Mr. Freeze
67%
Green Goblin
61%
Dr. Doom
58%
Apocalypse
57%
Mystique
57%
Poison Ivy
54%
Riddler
54%
Lex Luthor
53%
Dark Phoenix
47%
Venom
46%
Juggernaut
45%
Catwoman
42%
Kingpin
39%
Magneto
37%
Two-Face
25%
The Clown Prince of Crime. You are a brilliant mastermind but are criminally insane. You love to joke around while accomplishing the task at hand.

Pest Control Jokes and Jokester


Click here to take the Supervillain Personality Quiz

…I can live with being a Jokester.

Unfortunately I don’t believe our name sakes made it to the list…

Bulwark Pest Control Comic with ant eating tongue

ant eating tongue, yes, but not very friendly looking.

And this guy was an escapee from a prison camp…

Bulwark Commic

…Thanks but we will leave the chubby pest control guy image to the Porkin Man.

We didn't start the fire...

Bulwark villain character with Hulk like attributes.

Not quite what we were looking for… I guess Spider-Man was the best pick.

Next we will be introducing the Zombie Pest Control Team!…

Give me about 20 years to retire from Bulwark Exterminating and than I’ll work on that project.

and if you want a true to life Pest Control Hero call Bulwark.